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  • Landscape view of the course – Office, Multimedia, Emerging Tech, Issues in Tech (pflaum book, ISTE), Vista, LiveText Conceptual framework and NCATE standards – Tech, Collaboration, Reflection, Diversity – we modeled collaboration as well as encouraged it in our students (class time lent itself to students helping students, group work for emerging tech). Diversity - how might this help in classrooms, online discussions addressed the digital divide. Reflection – every artifact that was created had a required reflection
  • Weekly meetings with food – both professional and personal connections, support from Dept head who was kept in the loop and also very involved in the facilitation and management of administrative issues (scheduling, equipment); Dean was kept in the loop and encouraged the process – also helped with issues as they arose (securing equipment, etc.)
  • Getting equipment and tech support as needed – since it was a new course some unexpected issues arose (jump drives), time to plan and to teach the course – tips on how to manage course content within the time frame
  • Silos Cf Tech Course

    1. 1. Collaborative Design of an Introductory Technology Course Nancy Luke Armstrong Atlantic State University College of Education
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>COE at AASU implemented a series of “common courses” for undergrad and grad initial certification students (BSED and MAT) </li></ul><ul><li>Initial teams met to discuss course design and content </li></ul><ul><li>One of the courses: EDUC 3100/6100 focused on technology for teachers </li></ul>
    3. 3. Twofold Mission <ul><li>EDUC 6100: Technology for Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia and Emerging Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vista (Online Learning) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LiveText (Electronic Portfolio) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alignment with AASU Unit Conceptual Framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professionalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Piloting the Course <ul><li>Summer session: once a week for three hours </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor team met weekly to collaborate and to discuss the approaching course activities </li></ul><ul><li>Active use of formative evaluation as the course was developed </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors were co-learners with each other and with the students </li></ul><ul><li>Students developed a collection or ”portfolio” of their work – artifacts with reflections in LiveText </li></ul>
    5. 5. Examples of Artifacts <ul><li>Office products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher brochure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio: Teaching philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video: Memorable teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative group work - Emerging Technologies presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Boards – Notebook file (counting money) </li></ul>
    6. 6. LiveText Final Project (Portfolio)
    7. 7. LiveText: Reflection & Artifact
    8. 8. Vista: Course Content
    9. 9. Vista: Online Discussions
    10. 10. Lessons Learned <ul><li>If possible, keep collaboration groups manageable </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage informal “hallway” interactions but plan for collaboration meetings on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Secure administrative support </li></ul><ul><li>Open dialog should be the standard </li></ul>
    11. 11. More Lessons <ul><li>Share ideas about student management issues as well as curriculum and content </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support needed to address just-in-time problems </li></ul><ul><li>Draw from each members’ strengths and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Insist on course consistency across sections </li></ul>
    12. 12. Web Agendas <ul><li>Module Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Support for Part-time Instructors </li></ul>
    13. 13. Next Steps <ul><li>Using course evaluation data, continue to refine the course and update </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Readings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar/Schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment rubric </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep goals and objectives consistent </li></ul>
    14. 14. Questions? Contact information: [email_address] [email_address]

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